9th Apr 2021
A joint venture between South Korea’s SK Group and China’s Sinopec plans to start producing petrochemicals at its new facilities in Wuhan in 2021 second half. Sinopec-SK Wuhan Petrochemical was set up by SK Global Chemical, a subsidiary of SK Innovation, and Sinopec in 2013. Production is projected to rise by 40 per cent once full capacity is achieved.
9th Apr 2021
Origin Materials, the leading carbon negative materials company, and AECI Sans Technical Fibres, a leader in engineered thread for high-performance apparel and automotive applications, are extending their collaboration with a view to develop, industrialise and manufacture advanced materials built on the Origin Materials’ carbon-negative technology...
25th Mar 2021
Saertex, a manufacturer of technical textiles, is going for price increase due to a greatly changed, tense supply situation in the commodity markets. A variety of external factors, intensified by the indirect effects of the pandemic, and a significant increase in demand have led to this scenario. The increase in prices will be between 10 and 20 per...
22nd Mar 2021
Scott Bader is increasing production capacity for its range of Crestabond and Crestomer structural adhesives, Crestafix bonding pastes, Crystic gelcoats and formulated products. The company has made a strategic investment of over €1.8 million for the purpose. The investment is in response to growth in customer demand for Scott Bader’s products.
19th Mar 2021
Hexion plans to expand its Portland, Oregon, manufacturing site to build capacity to produce its recently-launched ArmorBuilt fire resistant wrap, a new product which greatly improves fire protection when applied to a substrate, such as wood utility poles. It is setting up additional automated manufacturing lines for this product to meet the strong...
16th Feb 2021
Royal DSM’s DSM Engineering Materials business has collaborated with Sympatex Technologies to introduce mass-balanced bio-based Arnitel, a thermoplastic elastomer. With growing consumer and legislative demand for lower carbon footprint and sustainable feedstock, the sports and apparel value chain is increasingly integrating bio-based materials into...
16th Feb 2021
AkzoNobel has set up a new research centre to develop products for the fast-growing area of powder on wood at its site in Como, Italy. This is the first phase of the company’s expansion into powder on wood, with plans to open additional R and D centres in Asia and North America, as customers worldwide realise the sustainability benefits that powder...
15th Feb 2021
Making a positive environmental impact for the local community, Johns Manville Engineered Products has set up a new thermal recycling unit for waste glass fibres in Trnava, Slovakia. The new unit uses the waste generated during the production and processing of glass fibres. The recycled glass powder is free of organic particles and is used on-site.
11th Feb 2021
Bemis Associates, a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic films, tapes, and adhesives for bonding, has introduced its first Sewfree product made using renewable material. The product has been produced in partnership with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products – utilising 25 per cent bio-based Susterra propanediol from DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products.